The Normal One
- Jan 6, 2011
playing intense football for 2 years and winning the 1 trophy that that’s eluded the club for 30 years.
I know Kieta, Mane and Salah don't drink, and they looked the only players that knew it was match day.
If you look back at results after previous titles had been clinched I'm pretty sure you would find some very mixed results... it's human nature to mentally and physically relax after the objective has already been achieved. If I was being picky, I would have preferred the “party” to have been held at the end of the season but hey ho.... their party venue, Formby Hall Golf Club, is not far from me and I have heard, via a member of staff, that it was quite a night.
Yep for 20 mins our game was good but we lost our structure so I presume it was a concentration thing. They looked more dangerous than us.We began more than brightly, but just couldn’t get that opening goal. When the penalty went in, we got into “Rambo” mode.
The players were acting like they could nick the ball just by themselves (patented by Degsy). So they homed in on the shitty player with the ball, who either slipped past them or passed into the spaces left behind.
We started to play as if it were a cup game with 5 minutes left, rather than a league game with 75% of the match still to go. Now we are a very risk-taking team, with plenty of forward runners. But we usually combine this with some discipline.
So, although the effort was there on the pitch (I won’t fault the effort shown at all), the effort was being wasted as it wasn’t conducive to the team (rather it was “let me jump in like Inspector Gadget”).
Bobby just needs to do what Bobby does best which is those deft control a little juggle and lay it off to one of our dangerous players. That is be a 10. It's when he tries to run that all goes askew. He also needs to be consistently agressive. When his gets it right we are unstoppable.Ah well, we were crap. So what we are champions.
Must admit I felt a few performances only confirmed what I have thought for a long time. We have some players who can/will only show up occasionally and now enough who put it all in week after week like Hendo. Maybe some of them need a new challenge to inspire them. Origi is obviously one such player and I feel Gini goes missing to often. Taka has not yet to looked up to the required standard and for me, despite all his supposedly hidden talents, Bobby could be replaced by a more prolific goalscorer. Sometimes his efforts are not appreciated but sometimes his efforts are just not good enough.
I thought Gary Neville News page on the Sky site was very honest a couple of days ago when he said he never thought Klopp could take LFC to an EPL championship because we could not compete with the money MU, MC and Chelski have to spend. What has been achieved on a budget has been incredible but I feel we need to spend now to strengthen the squad if we can. If we cannot then then we must make the most of what we have and hope another miracle can be performed.